Adele's 'planning world tour'

LADY GAGA: Adele! Come back to us! We've bled your first album dry of any emotional pathos and need more music to snotty cry to, filled with self loathing while feeling oddly empowered at the same time.

Rumour has it Adele's planning a 'proper world tour' next year, as Lady Gaga fuels rumours of a collaboration between the pair.

Meghan Trainor 'here to stay'

Singer Meghan Trainor arrives at the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Pop newbie Meghan Trainor hits back at critics who dismissed the All About That Bass singer as a one-hit wonder.

Princess ready for Laneway video

Musician Chelsea Nikkel who perfoms as Princess Chelsesa will be in action at the Laneway Festival on Monday.

Princess Chelsea says she won't be hiding behind her instruments in her debut performance at Auckland's Laneway festival.

Julia Roberts in 'Batkid' movie video

Julia Roberts

San Francisco's smallest superhero has bagged America's Sweetheart to tell his story.

Fifty degrees in the shade video

Eye opener: Beyonce's first introduction to the  Fifty Shades movie was an explicit sex scene.

'Wow, that was hot': Beyonce reacts after sneak preview of this year's highly anticipated erotic thriller.

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celebrities

Miley Cyrus queen of new ravers gallery

Miley Cyrus performs live for Sunrise at Sydney Opera House on October 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Yes, folks, rave culture is back and Miley Cyrus is its show-stopping leader.

Rebel Wilson: 'I worked hard. I deserve it' video

Rebel Wilson owns every bit of her Hollywood success. She tells Joel Meares why she's "crushing it".

'Who’s Benedict Cumberbatch?'

Emma Watson gave another powerful speech

film

Julia Roberts to make 'Batkid' movie video

Julia Roberts

San Francisco's smallest superhero has bagged America's Sweetheart to tell his story to the world.

'Extra' roles in fundraiser deal

As Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement try to take their vampire film to the US, they seem to be preparing for another joint directorial project.

Eye opener: Beyonce's first introduction to the  Fifty Shades movie was an explicit sex scene.

Fifty degrees in the shade video

'Wow, that was hot': Beyonce reacts after sneak preview of this year's highly anticipated erotic thriller.

music

Adele 'planning world tour'

LADY GAGA: Adele! Come back to us! We've bled your first album dry of any emotional pathos and need more music to snotty cry to, filled with self loathing while feeling oddly empowered at the same time.

Rumour has it Adele's planning a 'proper world tour' next year, and Lady Gaga fuels rumours of a collaboration between the pair.

Meghan Trainor 'here to stay'

Pop newbie Meghan Trainor hits back at critics who dismissed the All About That Bass singer as a one-hit wonder.

Musician Chelsea Nikkel who perfoms as Princess Chelsesa will be in action at the Laneway Festival on Monday.

Princess Chelsea ready for Laneway video

Princess Chelsea says she won't be hiding behind her instruments in her debut performance at Auckland's Laneway festival.

tv & radio

Royal prank DJ 'groped' by taxi driver

Ready for work again ... Former 2Day FM host Mel Greig arrives at the Radio Festival 2014 industry conference in Salford.

Radio host Mel Greig, famous for her involvement in an infamous royal prank call, has claimed she was indecently assaulted by a taxi driver.

A recipe for an unlikely hit

How has a Danish political drama captivated a nation and become the hottest show in Europe?

TV3, MediaWorks

Prime News production moves to NZ

Future of news anchors Eric Young and Charlotte Bellis is uncertain as MediaWorks takes over production of Prime News.

books

Magazine covers that shocked gallery

true bloon

As much as technology has changed, you can't deny the power a high-impact front page.

James Patterson creates self-destruct book video

James Patterson plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, Private Vegas, which will self-destruct within 24 hours.

COVER GIRL: Kim Kardashian has revealed the cover of her selfie book.

Where's Kim's butt?

Kim Kardashian West has revealed the surprisingly posterior free cover of her selfie book.

arts

Settler story on epic scale

The Ragged boasts a cast of 30 in a unique play about early Wellington that is not to be missed.

Newly arrived settler Samuel Kenning is washed ashore at Owhiro Bay in The Ragged, the first in a series of four plays.

Pataka museum celebrates history

An exciting year of historical exhibitions is in the works for Porirua's Pataka museum.

GIANT DANDELIONS: Husband and wife team Mario and Jane Downes pieced together the components for their intricate sculpture Stop the Clock at a barn in Owhanake, before a tricky installation on the headland walk

Dandelion sculpture takes shape

Giant dandelions made from recycled steel are towering over Matiatia Bay.

stage & theatre

Stomaching bulimia on stage

Important issues: Amelia Reynolds as Amy measures the bus of Saraid Camerson as Sara in a play about eating disorders and female issues.

The impact of eating disorders is often a taboo subject, but one show is hoping to change that.

Theatre group remains optimistic

The show must go on for Porirua Little Theatre even though its home is due to be demolished.

Eddie Izzard

A force to be reckoned with

British comedian Eddie Izzard returns to New Zealand next month as part of a grand world tour.

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Fifty degrees in the shade

'Wow, that was hot': Beyonce reacts after sneak preview of this year's highly anticipated erotic thriller.

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